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Review: Eugenic #1

When a plague ravages the world, one scientist discovers the cure and becomes the savior of mankind. Hope is restored, and the world rebuilds. But then people who took the cure begin having children who are… unnatural, and the definition of “normal” is forever altered.

Eugenic is the final volume in the “ic” trilogy of comics by James Tynion IV and Eryk Donovan that began with Memetic and then Cognetic, and all released by BOOM! Studios. Set in the future, the world has been ravaged by a plague and a breakthrough has given hope as the first babies will be born, but things aren’t as easy as that.

Eugenic #1 is the 15 minutes before the credits or the short film made to promote a movie. What you think going into the comic will be different than what you think when you’re done. The opening of the comic in some short text sets things up and when you’re done, go read it again.

It’s a fascinating first issue that’s sci-fi horror at its best and one that can be debated as Tynion and Donovan’s decisions can easily be dissected twenty which ways. From the decision to make the “mad scientist” LGBT, to a debate later about race and what will happen in the series, to the new humans themselves, this is a comic where every detail has been thought through in interesting ways. This isn’t just an interesting narrative, it’s an interesting exploration of concepts and philosophies in many ways and that’s explored not just in the narrative and words, but through Donovan’s art as well.

Eugenic #1 isn’t what I was expected in many ways. The issue is one that you wind up rethinking once you get to the end which is a fantastic reading and story experience. Can’t wait to see where this goes and what this creative team has to say with this series.

Story: James Tynion IV Art: Eryk Donovan
Story: 8.35 Art: 8.35 Overall: 8.35 Recommendation: Buy

BOOM! Studios provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

James Tynion IV, Michael Dialynas, Eryk Donovan, and Clay McLeod Chapman Appearing at Forbidden Planet in NYC

The Forbidden Planet comic book shop in New York City is holding their Annual In-Store Jam Signing—timed to take place before the start of New York Comic Con—on Wednesday, October 4, starting at 7 p.m. E.T. BOOM! Studios creators who are participating include:

James Tynion IV (writer – The WoodsEugenic, CogneticMemetic)
Michael Dialynas (artist – The Woods)
Eryk Donovan (artist – EugenicCogneticMemetic)
Clay McLeod Chapman (writer – Lazaretto)

Forbidden Planet
832 Broadway
New York, NY 10003
(212) 473-1576

Joining them will be Alan Robert (The Beauty of Horror: A GOREgeous Coloring Book.)

You can RSVP on Facebook too.

Batman and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Team Up Again

Gotham’s Dark Knight joins forces with New York’s Heroes in A Half-Shell this December as DC Entertainment and IDW Publishing have announced plans for Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II, a six-issue follow up to the smash-hit crossover series of 2015. Writer James Tynion IV and artist Freddie Williams II will reunite for this second meeting of two icons of pop culture.

When Donatello goes looking for a new mentor to help him improve his fighting skills, he opens a doorway to another reality, hoping to summon the Turtles’ one-time ally, Batman. But instead, he gets sent to Gotham City and someone else comes through the open portal —Bane! Suddenly, there’s a new gang boss in New York and he’s out to unite all the other bad guys under him. Can Donnie get back in time and bring Batman with him to help his brothers before Bane causes irreparable destruction?

As an added bonus for fans, the first two issues will release in December before going monthly. Issue #1 hits comics retailers and digital outlets on December 6, with issue #2 following two weeks later on December 20.

In addition to covers by Williams II, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman will illustrate variant covers for the series.

Preview: Eugenic #1 (of 3)

Eugenic #1 (of 3)

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Eryk Donovan
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Eryk Donovan
Subscription Cover: Robbi Rodriguez
Price: $7.99

From the GLAAD Award-nominated team James Tynion IV (Dark Nights: The Casting, Detective Comics) and Eryk Donovan (Constantine: The Hellblazer) comes a new vision of humanity’s future in the vein of Black Mirror.

When a plague ravages the world, one scientist discovers the cure and becomes the savior of mankind. Hope is restored, and the world rebuilds. But then people who took the cure begin having children who are… unnatural, and the definition of “normal” is forever altered.

Review: Detective Comics #965

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got the return of Tim Drake!

Detective Comics #965 by James Tynion IV, Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira, Adriano Lucas, and Sal Cipriano.

Detective Comics #965 is in comic book stores today.

Get your copy now. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Detective Comics #965
Amazon/Kindle/comiXology or TFW

 

 

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Preview: Detective Comics #965

Detective Comics #965

(W) James Tynion IV (A/CA) Eddy Barrows
In Shops: Sep 27, 2017
SRP: $2.99

“A Lonely Place Of Living” part one! It’s the story you’ve demanded: Where in the world (or otherwise) is Tim Drake? Red Robin faces a crossroads…escape the most devious prison ever devised, or find himself abandoned beyond time and space for all eternity! Not much of a choice, right? But when he finds out just who is locked in there with him, Tim’s world will change in ways he never imagined! This is one of the biggest stories of the REBIRTH era, setting the stage for an explosive DETECTIVE COMICS epic!

James Tynion Talks Detective Comics, Tim Drake, and The Immortal Men

At San Diego Comic-Con we got a chance to talk to DC Comics writer James Tynion IV about Detective Comics and his upcoming series The Immortal Men.

With the return of Tim Drake to comics this week, it felt like the right time to release this one. Find out about Tynion’s vision for his take on Batman’s world and what to expect in the new series, The Immortal Men!

Preview: Detective Comics #964

Detective Comics #964

(W) James Tynion IV, Christopher Sebela (A) Carmen Nunez Carnero (CA) Yasmine Putri
In Shops: Sep 13, 2017
SRP: $2.99

“Dystopia”! Anarky has shown Spoiler the world he’s built beneath Gotham City, which he plans to bring into the light…but she needs to know who helped him build it! And what’s more, this alliance has put Steph back on Batman’s radar…and now the two are on a collision course!

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